a righteous collar
A morally and legally justified arrest. The police officer is being challenged to prove that she made a righteous collar. The judge agreed that it was a righteous collar, throwing out the defendant's motion to have the case dismissed.
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n. a justifiable arrest. (As opposed to a setup or a frame.) Spike was taken in, and the gang agreed it was a righteous collar. Mooshoo was caught red-handed.
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